Advertising
Advertising

101 Common Sense Management Tips

101 Common Sense Management Tips
Lemonade Stand

    The blog Business Intelligence Lowdown argues that to be an effective manager, you don’t need a shiny MBA degree, but just some common sense. They recap 101 principles and tips, which you might already learn from your lemonade stand business, but forgot about them. Categories include:

    • Self before service is the key here – Manage yourself first
    • Time and tide wait for no man – Manage each moment
    • The human side of resources – Master the art of managing men
    • Make every penny count – Managing money pays
    • Just do it – Managing tasks takes talent
    • Sourcing sources – Manage resources resourcefully
    • They are the reason your business exists – Manage customers confidently
    • Change is inevitable – Manage critical and chaotic crises
    • Aims and aspirations – Manage objectives objectively

    Lessons from the Lemonade Stand: 101 Common Sense Management Tips – [Business Intelligence Lowdown]

    More by this author

    Leon Ho

    Founder of Lifehack

    Finding Your Inside Time 10 Ways to Extend Laptop Battery Life Bob Parsons on His 16 Rules for Survival Free note taking templates and techniques Fifty Essential Topics on Economics

    Trending in Uncategorized

    1Finding Your Inside Time 2Why Is Productivity Important? 10 Reasons to Become More Productive 3How Setting Personal Goals Makes You a Greater Achiever 4How to Plan Your Life Goals and Actually Achieve Them in 7 Simple Steps 5How to Achieve Goals and Increase Your Chance of Success

    Read Next

    Advertising
    Advertising

    Last Updated on July 25, 2018

    Finding Your Inside Time

    Finding Your Inside Time

    An old article that is worth mentioning is called Finding Your Inside Time by David Allen.

    David talks about his style on capturing your life details within a journal. By writing every action required items into your journal, you will have more freedom from detaching yourself from all those pressures. He says keeping a journal is like a core dump which can act as your stress release and spiritual in-basket:

    Advertising

    Just making a free-form list of all the things you have attention on is a form of journaling and is at least momentarily liberating. On the most mundane level, it is capturing all of the “oh, yeah, I need to …” stuff—phone calls to make, things to get at the store, things to talk to your boss or your assistant about, etc. At this level, it doesn’t usually make for a very exciting or interesting experience—just a necessary one to clear the most obvious cargo on the deck.

    I often use my journal for “core-dumping” the subtler and more ambiguous things rattling around in my psyche. It’s like doing a current-reality inventory of the things that really have my attention—the big blips on my internal radar. These can be either negative or positive, like relationship issues, career decisions or unexpected events that have created disturbances or new opportunities. Sometimes core-dumping is the best way to get started when nothing else is flowing—just an objectification of what is on my internal landscape.

    This is a key point that David has emphasized in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – and it is one of the effective tools that I use daily.

    Advertising

    Finding Your Inside Time – [Writers Digest]

    Advertising

    Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

    Advertising

    Read Next